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Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic in Co. Monaghan
Focused Treatment for focused Individuals

  Pilates  
   
 

What is it?

Pilates was pioneered in the 1930's by Joseph H Pilates - a German gymnast-turned-nurse, who originally designed the exercises to help rehabilitate hospital patients and injured dancers.

 

It is based on moves from dance, gymnastics and yoga to develop systematically and methodically a strong and flexible torso.  The aim is to achieve a balanced and aligned body, conditioned for optimal performance.

How does it work?

Pilates works the major muscle groups of the body which we use throughout our daily lives.  Injury and pain prevents us from moving correctly and consequently we start to subconsciously use other muscles to compensate.  This can cause muscle imbalance which may lead to other problems and thus hamper recovery.
Pilates focuses on restoring muscle balance by strengthening weak muscles, and lengthening tight ones. The exercises are a combination of slow, precise movements with specific breathing to improve posture, strength and muscular balance.

What conditions is it used for?

At Physioworks, our physiotherapists are Fully Qualified Pilates instructors. The two treatment approaches compliment each other perfectly, ensuring that our patients receive the most effective, complete and holistic care.

Pilates is effective for anyone needing to:

  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Rehabilitate after injury
  • Relieve chronic back & neck pain
  • Improve balance and agility
  • Improve flexibility
  • Decrease stress
  • Improve muscle tone

Pilates is suitable for all ages from 8-80 years and all level of activity.

Pilates is suitable for all ages from 8-80 years and all level of activity.
   
 
   
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